She’s an almost unknown personality, except for the song associated with her name. Perhaps that’s the way Lela B. Long wanted it…to be faceless, almost nameless, in favor of making His name more well-known. “Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I Know” must have been a statement her family and friends could remember her saying, but we don’t have to rely on any published biography to learn this. She recorded her opinion for us. What opinions do I have that I would want to survive me? Just any pontification probably wouldn’t last, but what makes Lela’s opinion notable is that it strikes a chord with us still today.
There’s not much information on Lela B. Long, other than a record with the words she wrote that suggests the song was… Go to person page >
Display Title: Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I KnowFirst Line: Jesus is the sweetest name I knowTune Title: LOVELY NAMEAuthor: Lela B. LongMeter: Irregular meterDate: 2008Subject: Jesus, His Name | ; Jesus, Our Love for Him |
Display Title: Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I KnowFirst Line: Jesus is the sweetest Name I knowTune Title: SWEETEST NAME (Refrain only)Author: Lela LongMeter: 184.108.40.206.Date: 1997Subject: Adore the Lord | ; Adoration and Praise | Jesus Our Savior
Display Title: Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I KnowFirst Line: Jesus is the sweetest name I knowTune Title: SWEETEST NAMEAuthor: Lela LongMeter: 220.127.116.11.Date: 1986Subject: Choruses | Scripture and Praise; Christ | His Name; Jesus Our Savior : His Adoration and Praise |